Sara Dowling

LONDON 606 Club
90 Lots Rd
SW10 0QD

An impressive singer with elegance to spare, who is also a composer of some note, Sara performs jazz standards with the occasional original song

After initially studying cello at the Royal Northern College of Music, Sara took time out in the mid 2000's from being an instrumentalist and re-emerged in 2009 as an impressive singer. It wasn't long before she had re-established herself as a significant performer of breadth and intensity with an eclectic repertoire, as well as being an excellent singer/songwriter Sara is also an adept jazz vocalist, performing songs from the classic American Songbook in an inimitable and authentic style. Which means her beautiful, sonorous, voice can be heard not only performing originals with her own excellent band but also performing classics from the 1930's and 40's with the likes of the London Dance Orchestra and hard-bop jazz noir with the Simians of Swing. 

And if all that wasn't enough, over the last 3 years she has also moved to establish herself as a composer of some note, writing songs for the likes of EMI, Sony, ATV, Warner and ITV Juice as well as for film and television. But it is undoubtedly as a performer of style and ability that Sara is starting to really make an impact on the UK jazz scene. The music is a mix classic jazz standards with the occasional impressive original and Sara has promised something just a little bit extra special for this EFG LJF performance. 

"Gifted with immensely emotional vocals [Sara's] influences are wide and far reaching, reminiscent of jazz and soul greats such as Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin and Candi Staton, but mixed with poetic lyrics and haunting melodies"